Burglary Statistics 2021/2022 and the benefit of Home Arm Mode

Burglary Statistics 2021/2022 and the benefit of Home Arm Mode









According to statistics compiled from data published by the Office of National Statistics, 


In 2021/2022 there were 192,060 home burglaries reported in England and Wales

It equates to a house burgled every 164 seconds


  • In 70% of burglaries, the offender enters the dwelling through the door. Only 30% of burglaries occur with the burglar gaining entry through a window.
  • In over 50% of domestic burglary incidents, someone was at home while the offender gained entry into the building.
  • The difference in burglary frequency on weekdays vs. weekends is comparatively insignificant: 16% per weekday and 12% per weekend day.
  • About 40% of residential burglaries in the UK. occur in the day, specifically from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 60% of all burglaries take place in the evening or during the night, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Based on this information stating 50% of burglaries happen when someone is at home, it speaks volumes to utilising the Home/Stay arm function on our Sentry Pro and Sentry Smart alarm systems.

Home/ Stay arm mode is mostly used in the manner that perimeter arm (or perimeter alarm) did in the past. It is the mode that is commonly used to arm particular sensors en-route into the house like the door sensors on external doors and perhaps the PIR sensors next passed after the door sensors.


70% of burglars come through the door wither you are in or out. So why not have it protected whether you are in or out.


How to set up Home/Stay arm on our alarm panels.

Above snippet taken from the supplied Sentry Pro Quick Start Guide, and Sentry Smart below.